from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A large North American owl (Strix varia) having barred, brownish plumage across the breast, a streaked belly, and a strident, hooting cry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Zoöl.) A large American owl (Syrnium nebulosum); -- so called from the transverse bars of a dark brown color on the breast.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A large American owl (Syrnium nebulosum) with dark brown transverse bars on the breast.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun large owl of eastern North America having its breast and abdomen streaked with brown


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